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Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:


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H G Developments




H G Developments




Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd




Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd




Mr Brian Keane




Peddars Way Housing Association





RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:


(a)       Item 1: Thetford: Abbey Barns, Monksgate: Demolition of buildings on site and erection of 15 units, conversion of barns to 6 units and conversion of listed buildings to 5 units for H G Developments: 3PL/2008/1339/LB


Approved, subject to referral to SOS.  See Minute No 63/09.


(b)       Item 2: Thetford: Abbey Barns, Monksgate: Demolition of buildings on site and erection of 15 units, conversion of barns to 6 units and conversion of listed buildings to 5 units for H G Developments: 3PL/2008/1340/F


Approved, as recommended.  See Minute No 63/09.


(c)        Item 3: Attleborough: Sainsbury’s Supermarket: Extension to existing supermarket, reconfigurations of car park / access / egress and demolition of existing Petrol Station for Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd: 3PL/2009/0089/F


Refused.  See Minute No 62/09.


(d)       Item 4: Attleborough: Sainsbury’s Supermarket, High Street: Demolition of petrol filling station to allow alterations to site access / egress and changes to parking layout for Sainsbury’s Supermarket Ltd: 3PL/2009/0090/CA


Refused.  See Minute No 62/09.


(e)       Item 5: Thetford: 51 Brunel Way: Proposed B1 unit, with associated parking for Mr Brian Keane: 3PL/2009/0113/F


This application was on the agenda because it had originally been a Major application.  It now fell below that threshold.


Members were shown elevations of the proposed factory unit on a site within the industrial estate.  15 parking spaces and a servicing area were included in the scheme which accorded with PPG 4.


Approved, as recommended.


(f)         Item 6: Harling: 19 Jubilee Avenue: Demolition of existing houses Nos 19 and 20, create access and construction of 12 new 2 storey houses in four blocks for Peddars Way Housing Association: 3PL/2009/0204/F


This application for 12 houses followed an application for 14 houses on the same site recently refused because of the impact on adjacent listed buildings.  Two previous applications had been withdrawn.


In this latest application, the two houses closest to the listed buildings in The Crescent, had been omitted and an area of open space provided separation between the listed Skipper houses and the new development.


The layout on Jubilee Avenue had been maintained and the scheme was considered acceptable in terms of density and would provide 100% affordable housing, secured by S106 agreement in perpetuity, and built to Code Level 3.


The scheme was well designed and laid out to avoid direct overlooking.  Additional traffic was a concern and the turning head at the top of Jubilee Avenue would be reduced in size to improve the access arrangements.  Improvements would also be made to the junction of Jubilee Avenue with Kenninghall Road.


The  comments of the Ward Representative (Lady Fisher) were read out.  She was concerned about the loss of garden space; the adverse effect on the character of the village; and that the style was not in keeping.  She felt that affordable housing could be secured through sites coming forward in the LDF and hoped the Committee would refuse the application.


Ms Tarft, objector, spoke for local residents who believed the development would have a detrimental effect on The Crescent and on Jubilee Avenue.  Increased traffic would lead to danger for children.  She was also unhappy with the proposal to close the existing footpath and divert it through the development.


Mr Malins, for applicant, said that the previous refusal had been on impact grounds and the reduction to 12 houses had addressed this issue.  All 12 houses would be affordable (although only five were required to be) and would provide a variety of house types to meet the needs of people on the waiting list.


Mr Wells, agent, said that the scheme successfully dealt with previous concerns.  There would be lots of benefits to the community, including the junction improvements; the provision of open space; and the provision of affordable housing.


A Member was concerned at the potential loss of the footpath and access arrangements were clarified.  Another Member wanted confirmation that the Council’s Historic Buildings Officer was happy with the proposal and this was given.


Deferred and the officers authorised to grant approval, subject to conditions, on completion of the section 106 agreement.


Notes to the Schedule


Item No


Agenda Item 8a

Deferred Item

Mr Smith – Ward Representative

Mr Witt – Parish Council

Mr Jones – Objector

Mr Took – Agent

Mr Riley – for Agent

Agenda Item 9

Mr Stasiak – Ward Representative

Mr Higgins – NCC Highways

Mr McGrath - Agent

Agenda Item 10

Mr Chambers – Town Council

Mr Wilson - Objector

Schedule Item 6

Ms Tarft – Objector

Mr Malins – for Applicant

Mr Wells - Agent


Written representations taken into account


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